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Notable Historical Events for April 17th

1939Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1961Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend

1983Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs Rangers Rangers 7-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 2-1 lead Wayne Gretzky scores 7 points in one Stanley Cup playoff game

1997NJ Devil Martin Brodeur is 2nd NHL goalie to score in a playoff game

1970Paul McCartney's 1st solo album "McCartney" is released

1939Stalin signs British-France-Russian anti-Nazi pact

1808Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

1945Benito Mussolini flees from Salò to Milan

1988Nancy Lopez wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic

1987Julius Erving becomes 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points

April 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 17th

1972Jennifer Garner [Affleck], Houston, Texas. American actress (Sydney Bristow-Alias)

1620Marguerite Bourgeoys, Troyes France, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (first Canadian saint)

1923Harry Reasoner, Dakota City Iowa, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS)

1974Victoria Beckham [Adams], Harlow, Essex, English singer (Posh Spice-Spice Girls)

April 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 17th

1943Actress Claire Trevor (34) weds Navy lieutenant Cyclos William Dunsmoore in Tijuana, Mexico

2009World's no. 1 professional tennis player Andy Roddick (29) weds fashion model and actress Brooklyn Decker (25) in Austin, Texas

April 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 17th

1790Benjamin Franklin, US, US Founding Father, inventor ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84

2014Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

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